Join us as we take a closer look at the newly released ‘The Mandalorian (Beskar)’ S.H.Figuarts from Bandai Tamashii Nations complete with a closer, in-hand look at the figure in our brand new Community Review format. Once you’ve read our review, be sure to leave your own if you also have this figure and together we can create a community consensus on every figure we review!
- Clean sculpting
- Range of accessories
- Range of articulation
- Ragged edging on the cloak
- Clock bunches with Jetpack equipped
- Lack of flight-stand
It's not controversial to state that many have been underwhelmed with recent S.H.Figuart releases from Bandai, whether that be the over-reliance on the 'side-looking' portraits, inaccurate proportions or other minor gripes, so they really needed a win with their version of the Beskar Mandalorian.
And they can breathe a sigh of relief as we feel that this figure more than redeems them, at least momentarily
We start with the overall design of the figure which offers us fantastic versatility whether we choose to use the long Rifle, blaster pistol or equip the Jetpack or even the various other weaponry included such as the 'Whistling Birds', flamethrower or the Mando's knife. The sculpt work is clean with the paintwork here too particularly competent. When not painting 'skin', its really better that you don't notice the paintwork as it usually speaks of an issue if you do notice it such as a rough area of any peeling or scraping.
The price point here for this guy is in keeping with other releases and is nothing out of the ordinary but when we consider the wide range of weapons, the inter-changeable hands, soft-goods cloak & Jetpack, it all culminates in a figure that is value for money as far as we're concerned. There are some gripes here such as the ragged edge of the cloak, lack of a flight stand when using the Jetpack but they do seem to pale away in broader comparison of the figure at-large.
Overall, it's a big win for Bandai on their Star Wars S.H.Figuarts front and now we wait to see how the Medicom Toys MAFEX version stacks up against it whilst also not discounting Hasbro's Black Series offering.
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Check out a full in-hand gallery of this release which has been put together over on the Western Tamashii Nations website (which shows the ragged edges of the cloak we mention in our review too) :
Image Source : Cinema.Tamashii.jp
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Last modified: October 13, 2020